NETWORKING & SEMINARS Participate in a strong and lively business community where you can share ideas, identify new opportunities and generate new leads for your business



27 February 18.00-20.00

£10+VAT (members) £15+VAT (non-members)

VENUE: The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Beau Street, Bath BA1 1QY

In conjunction with Business West and the University of the West of England, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is excited to host a series of events entitled: Phenomenal Women. The events will begin with Prosecco, canapés

and networking. Then Bel Mooney, journalist and broadcaster, will take to the stage to talk about the workplaces, the people, the challenges and the graft that lined her route to success. This will be followed by a practical business coaching session from a member of the Business

School of the University of the West of England. For further information visit:

The West of England Transport 23 January

Summit & Debate Date:

Time: 09.30-13.30 Venue: SS Great Britain Cost:


The WoE Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership business plan 2018-19 highlights joined up and reliable transport as a key priority for the region to reduce congestion and support new homes development. Join with other members of the regional business community and help shape a public transport blueprint that can deliver for employers in the next three years.

Networking Breakfast Date:

Gloucestershire Chamber 28 March

Time: 07.30-09.30 Venue: Jurys Inn, Cheltenham Cost:

£11.50 +VAT (members) £15+VAT (non-members)

The breakfast will bring together Gloucestershire businesses large and small; what’s more it’s open to both members and non-members of Gloucestershire Chamber, so you'll always find new connections! In addition to unrivalled networking opportunities, the breakfast will feature a keynote speech.

Breakfast Date:

Bristol Chamber Networking 7 March

Time: 07.30-09.30 Venue: Leigh Court Cost:

£11+VAT (members) £20+VAT (non- members)

Typically attended by businesses of a variety of sectors and sizes, the networking breakfast offers an opportunity to promote your business, increase your network and share knowledge. The morning also gives you the chance to try out our popular ‘speed networking’ format, which involves changing tables twice and pitching your business for a minute at each.

Networking Event Date: Time:


Venue: Kaleidoscope Collection’s Homewood Cost:

£11.50+VAT (members) £15+VAT (non-members)

Join Bath Chamber of Commerce and Visit Bath for relaxed and friendly networking. Meet the right people, promote your business and build smart connections for your business through informal -speed networking. The event is open to members and non- members of Bath Chamber. Mingle over a glass of wine and some canapes.

To book, call 01275 370849 or visit

Bath Chamber Evening 19 March

Business Planning & Finance for 7 March

Business - Bristol Date: Time: Cost:

10.00-16.00 £40+VAT

Venue: Leigh Court Business Centre, Abbots Leigh, BS8 3RA

Designed to support potential and new entrepreneurs, this in-depth workshop will help you to create and develop a robust, investment- ready business plan and financial forecast with an application for a Government Start-up Loan in mind.

1:2:1 IP Clinic Date:

Time: 09.00-13.00 Cost:

12 March Free

Venue: The Hive, 6 Beaufighter Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 8EE

Do you have a question on intellectual property (IP) but don’t know where to turn? We are here to help. Our 1:2:1 clinics are designed to give you an hour of exclusive time with our IP expert, David Morgan.

Increasing Traffic to your Website Date: Time: Cost:

26 March 12.30-16.30 £35+VAT

Venue: Leigh Court Business Centre, Abbots Leigh, BS8 3RA

This workshop is perfect for you if you run a small business and you trade online. It teaches you how to drive traffic to your website organically. Plus, the importance of blogging and content change.

Export Procedures Date:

Time: 09.15-16.30 Cost:


Venue: Leigh Court Business Centre, Abbots Leigh BS8 3RA

This export training course is designed to provide an overview of the terminology, procedures and documentation used in the export process and to promote awareness of the responsibilities and obligations of all parties. Attendees will gain an overview of the export process from first enquiry to arrival of the goods at destination, while highlighting potential pitfalls. It will include a summary of The New Incoterms®2010 Rules.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 insight 19

Export Training – Introduction to 28 March

TRAINING COURSES Gain skills, improve your existing ones or just learn something new


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